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« on: October 24, 2008 06:20:09 AM »

I spun up a single brown Corriedale X Merino to ply with a yarn from last week



Waiting for all the eye candy to appear!



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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008 06:22:25 AM »

hi mullerslane..

you know I dont spin but I am a spin lurker-hehe..I ♥ fiber..great job..love the stripes..

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008 06:31:52 AM »

Oooo...I like that Mullerslane Smiley

This is some wool I got from Sheep Shed Studio, mill end roving. I dyed it with acid dyes, but the colors spun up a little muddier than I wanted. It was spun on my homemade drop spindle with the aid of power tools lol I stuck the end of my spindle into my husband's drill, leaned the drill up against a boot on the floor and used my foot to push the 'trigger' on the drill. Hooray for variable speed drills!
The colors do remind me of fall..reds, oranges, browns, a little green and yellow...

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008 06:57:30 AM »

Smitten, you always put a smile on my face!  Thanks!

WMA, that yarn is gorgeous!!!  It will knit/crochet up really nicely.

Wow!  You made your own electric spinner!!  How cool is that!!!?


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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008 08:14:54 AM »

I got this merino/silk roving in trade with Nicolassa. I spun it up super thick/super thin. It was kind of a mind trip to spin that thick- my brain kept saying "draft! DRAFT!" I plied it with a white cotton thread with beads on it. Some of the thicker spots are more corespun than plied. I'm really happy with how it came out. I haven't set the twist yet- I'm going to felt it a little so it's going to loose some yardage (I haven't counted yardage yet.)
It wants to be woven into a scarf.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2008 08:19:34 AM »

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have a few to share today..

I tailspun these lincoln locks.. so fun!!  I just love the curlies
Holiday- 46 yards

I really love this set.. It's from 2 monthly artclub batts..  I'm calling it "the shades of being a girl"  because we all have our "soft" side -which we are most of the time, which is why it's the larger skien, and then we have our "rocker" side.. that pokes it's head out once and awhile.. so the skien is a bit smaller..  It's 93 yards total for the set..  the soft side is spun with white irridecent sequins, pink icicle and firestar and plied with irridecent green thread and sparkley white pom poms, the rocker side is spun with fuscia and onyx angelinas and pink sequins- plied with fusica holosparkle lurex thread and 4 colors of pink sparkley pom poms

Snow Covered Mistletoe, 49 yards- spun from one of my Snow covered mistletoe, art yarn kits..  merino/tencel, bamboo, merino, sequins, sparkley pom poms, ribbon, rick rack, all candystriped with gold metallic thread

Autumn Camping, 76 yards
merino, sparkle, ecospun--- striping.. with the brown/blue, then the autumn tones..  like the days and nights of beautiful autumn camping..

Rose Garden, 175 yards
Bamboo, candystriped with silver thread and 34 faceted swarvowski crystals

Autumn Sunset- 77 yards
2 ply, one organic pima cotton and one tencel.. I love how the matte and shiny plies look so good together..

I carded a few batts this week too..

Happy Friday everyone!!  Hurrah for having a day to stay home and watch the yarn p0rn come in..

My Etsy shop-  Lots of Handspun yarn and Fun Fiber Batts!

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008 08:25:06 AM »

So I have spun a few skeins now ...I think this is about my 5th skein or so.

This is fiber I purchased at the Wisconsin Wool and Sheep Festival in September.

Spun up two ply ... I spun this while watching my son's hockey tryouts ... so it took about 5 1/2 hours total on a spindle.

I like that it is still varied in width a little bit...  I a getting a little better, but I think I will be sad when I *lose* the beginners look of my spinning.

I am so loving the yummy yarns!  Gorgeous!



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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008 09:31:59 AM »

I have missed the Fiber Fridays for some time. I come back and here is Jazzturtle with fiber as usual.Its nice when somethings don't change.

« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2008 09:36:39 AM »

I feel so productive, I got four done this week:
Neon Crayon-romney, tunic and sparkle

Selkie-mohair, silk, hemp, sari shreds, mill ends

New Scene Tangerine-tunis, romney, sparkle

Gathering Moss-mohair, silk, angora, alpaca, icelandic, sari silk, sparkle


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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008 09:42:37 AM »

Wow! You all have some beautiful yarn!! I am in love with the one titled "Autumn Camping"- it's georgeous!! I fear I am going to have to invest in yet another craft!!

I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter that makes stairs.

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